Health Observances and Holidays
SeptemberCeliac Awareness Day
Celiac Sprue Association
September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day in the US in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet.
Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
A national initiative to remind parents that what your kids really want at the dinner table is YOU! Family Day is celebrated on the fourth Monday in September.
Family Health and Fitness Day
Health Information Resource Center
The last Saturday in September is Family Health and Fitness Day, which was implemented to promote family involvement in physical activity. Many local organizations host family-related health and fitness events.
Healthy Aging Month
Educational Television Network. Healthy Aging.
Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.
National Cholesterol Education Month
DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Program.
Link to Cholesterol Month Kit, which makes it easy to access the tools and materials that can help make heart-healthy lifestyle changes to lower cholesterol.
National Food Safety Education Month
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service; FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
September marks the annual National Food Safety Education Month, one of the activities supported by the National Food Safety Program.
National Women's Health & Fitness Day
Health Information Resource Center.
Women's Health & Fitness Day is the nation's largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. The event is always held on the last Wednesday in September.
Whole Grains Month
Oldways Preservation Trust/Whole Grains Council.
September is whole grains month and every year the Whole Grains Council celebrates with special events and promotions all month.
Did you know? September is also...
- National Biscuit Month
- National Chicken Month
- National Ethnic Foods Month
- National Honey Month
- National Mushroom Month
- National Papaya Month
- National Potato Month
- National Rice Month